Executive Women’s Mentorship, Facilitation and Team Development

Leadership is all about people.  Technology has changed the way we work and bought new challenges for leaders to face.  How can we bring people together, unify the team so we are aligned to common goals and our bigger purpose, whilst engaging diversity of thought, disruption and uncertainty?  How do we continue to drive change and transformation to better serve our customers, our people and our communities while balancing wellbeing, resilience and sustainability?

These are modern day challenges that impact our ability to lead and even challenge our capability or belief in ourselves as leaders.  Constant pressure and stress.  Non-stop and competing demands for our time, energy and attention.  The unexpected. 

Leadership today is about Unity, Responsibility and Transformation.

My mission is to empower women leaders by providing independent personalized mentoring and facilitation services to help them develop their potential, unlock their teams potential to lead authentically and build a united team culture. I believe that by helping people thrive in the workplace, together we can create a better world for everyone.

More than ever, we need:

#1. Responsible Leadership

Being a leader today comes with significant responsibility. At times, it can feel like you’re carrying the weight of the world on your shoulders as you strive to make things happen. The pressure to perform, bring out the best in your team, and grow as a leader is never-ending.

As a leader, you not only have the responsibility to lead your people and company into the future, but also to consider the wider impacts on the planet, its people, and the environment. This means taking a holistic approach to decision-making and considering the long-term consequences of your actions.

As a former executive women’s leader, I understand the importance of responsible leadership. I believe that leaders have a duty to create a positive impact on their team, their organization, and the world around them. And I believe this is also a shared responsibility as we are all in this together. By taking responsibility for our actions and decisions, we can create a better future for everyone.

#2. Empowered People

A United Team

Empowering the team is a crucial aspect of fostering equality and inclusivity in the workplace. By providing teams with the necessary tools, support, and opportunities, we can enable them to take on leadership roles and make a significant impact.

When it comes to leadership, a key focus will always be on people. Understanding their needs, motivations, and challenges is key to creating a cohesive and high-performing team. By promoting teamwork, connection and collaboration, we can harness the collective intelligence and skills of individuals to achieve shared goals and drive positive change.

#3. And not to forget, Embracing Change and Uncertainty

Facilitating Transformation

Leadership also entails embracing change and facilitating transformation. It requires the ability to adapt to new circumstances, challenge the status quo, and inspire others to embrace innovation. Through unity, teamwork, and embracing change, we can create a culture of effective and empowering leadership.

Leadership is all about transformation. Leading change and transformation for a better tomorrow can be a relentless journey. However, the journey of transformation starts with YOU as a leader.

As an Executive, having an independent mentor on your team is invaluable. It provides you with the space to think, reflect, and develop greater self-awareness, which supports your ongoing growth, development, and evolution. The truth is, when you stop growing, your leadership journey is as good as over. Failure to adapt to a changing world signals disaster for you, your team, and your business.

Transformational leadership requires continuous learning and development. That’s why I offer independent mentorship to help you navigate the challenges of leadership and transform your team and organization. My approach is tailored to your unique needs and challenges, providing you with the support and guidance you need to achieve your goals.

If you would like to explore how I can help you as an independent executive mentor, please Click here to book a call

It all starts with you.  First we must unite the inner and outer aspects of self.  The inner leader is where the journey begins.  It’s an inside job to create the right mindset, embody the right beliefs and ignite the transformation so you can lead authentically and bring out the best in your people.

I invite you to book a FREE complimentary call where we can talk about your needs and goals to see if we’d be a good fit to work together. Book your complimentary call here!

The world is changing.

It’s time for leaders to step up, be authentic and bring the intuitive spirit back to leadership.

Do you feel like you’re destined for more? Do you feel there must be a way to make positive changes, be your true self, realise your potential, while living a life that nurtures your well-being? If so, then let’s chat. 

Book your complimentary call here!

4 Ways I can help you Grow your Leadership

  1. Executive Women’s Mentorship.
  2. Facilitating Team Development Workshops.
  3. Consultancy
  4. Personal Reflection – download my #1 Amazon Best Seller Book ‘Courage to be YOU – Boardroom to Bliss!’ Click here to GRAB your copy today.

My Vision – Co-Creating a World Where All People Prosper

Great Spirit - Ignite The Spark with Jo HutchinsonI believe that we are co-creators of our own destiny and that there is endless possibility and potential to create and re-create our preferred future.  Every person on the planet has a unique contribution to make using their innate skills, talents and gifts for a greater purpose.  And every organisation has the potential to stand for something beyond profit and contribute to the well-being of the whole.


My purpose in that vision is to ‘ignite the spark’ within you so that you may fulfill your greater purpose.  I embrace the principles of being as light as a feather (pure of heart), being lion-hearted (courageous), standing together as One (unity) and honouring our collective wisdom.

”People have a tremendous capability to create positive change in the world and I’m passionate about ‘igniting the spark’ to help people discover their greater purpose, and use their skills and talents for the greater good.”


Perceptive and insightful, founder Joanne (Jo) Hutchinson sees potential in people then helps them see it in themselves.

She says “for as long as I can remember, my passion has always been centred on growing and developing people.  What lights my fire is the potential that we all have and it really is exciting to me as to what we could achieve if we were all living our purpose and fulfilling our potential (just imagine how different the world would be!).


I’ve lived my purpose in many different roles and industries over the years and naturally I’ve grown as a person and as a leader along the way.  I am gifted with understanding people and I see beyond fear and limitation to see the real spark or essence within someone.  People say that I have an incredible ability to get to the heart of the matter and my job is simply to light that inner fire and help you see it, feel it and consciously choose to Become the EnLightened Leader.


I wish there were words to describe the excitement I feel when I see that spark igniting.  Whether I am working as a Leadership Coach, Mentor, or Facilitator, there is nothing more powerful than seeing people excited, inspired and passionate about contributing to positive change and impact.


Let me give you the skill set, tools and strategies to allow you the transformation that you have been waiting for. This is an inner journey of self discovery, illumination and growth – a life changing experience to embark on… together.


I don’t know if I can help you, but I do know that if you are committed to change and growth and really stepping up to be authentic as a leader, then we’d definitely have a strong foundation to work together. “

Joanne Hutchinson

“Individually we are one drop, TOGETHER we are an ocean.”

What people are saying

I have been fortunate to work with Jo in both a personal coaching and facilitation capacity. Jo has played a critical role in my career journey and I believe I’m a confident authentic leader as a result of her contribution to my leadership growth. Her passion to install executives with a greater level of confidence continues to manifest in some amazing outcomes.  I have valued Jo’s deep and present listening skills, as often as a CEO it is difficult to discuss situations within the realm of the business.  She has pushed me to lean into situations outside my comfort zone enabling me to be the best version of myself by making good choices.  Without a doubt I would not have achieved my current role without her continued belief, guidance and valuable coaching advice.

Nadine Tereora - CEO, Auckland
Jo has helped me out a number of times by providing mentorship and support over the years. This support gave me clarity and direction for my career and also guidance and insight in how to be a more effective leader.  She at times has also coached my teams which helped to build a close knit team, increase engagement and we have gone on to deliver incredible results.  Jo has a natural affinity to mentor people to help them achieve their goals, both personal and professional.
Richard Raj - Frucor Beverages, Auckland
In my time working for and with Jo, I have found her to be a leadership inspiration. A true example of how a leader should be. As an up and coming leader, I learned bucket loads from her. Jo helped me realise that it is ok to think outside the square and to do things differently. She also helped me grow my understanding of the value of strong relationships. If you are looking for a mentor or executive coach, I couldn’t recommend anyone more highly than Jo.
Emma Horgan CEO Regenerative Ltd, Hawkes Bay

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